UEC announces $20,000 scholarship plan with Coastal Bend College
Oct. 6, 2011 at 5:06 a.m.
Uranium Energy Corp announced Thursday the creation of a new Community Scholarship Program in partnership with Coastal Bend College.
The two-year educational program establishes a $20,000 fund for scholarship applications to any of Coastal Bend College's four campuses in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton.
UEC Chief Operating Officer Harry L. Anthony announced the launch of the program at a gathering of academic and community officials at the college's Beeville campus.
"A well-educated workforce is essential to the success of any business, and UEC is committed to supporting the communities where we operate," Anthony said. "Coastal Bend College is a leader in workforce development and providing affordable, accessible education. We are very honored to support their efforts."
Thom Baynum, president of Coastal Bend College, thanked UEC for its educational outreach.
"Investment in CBC is a sound business decision. Our goal is to provide a quality education to our students and prepare them for the outside world. This partnership is a perfect example of that mission. I applaud UEC's community investment and look forward to a long-lasting relationship."
Anthony and Baynum also announced the possibility of curriculum and workforce training initiatives related to the clean energy industry in the near future.
The scholarship is open to students who are residents of UEC's geographic service area, which consists of Bee, Duval, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak and Nueces counties and will be awarded to academic, industrial trade and engineering-related majors. The scholarship is not need-based, but applicants must have a 2.5 GPA to qualify and must carry at least 12 hours per semester.
Uranium Energy Corp is a Corpus Christi-based uranium production, development and exploration company.